When talking about sports, athletes and doctors often discuss the importance of injury prevention. However, protecting your skin is also vital for maintaining your appearance and overall health during and after winter sports. Protecting your skin is easy with these four tips to address multiple potential causes of damage.
Even in the winter, UV rays can be strong enough to burn your face. This is especially true at high altitudes and areas with lots of snow that can reflect sun rays up at you. Wear goggles while skiing and snowboarding and sunglasses when possible the rest of the time.
Cover Up Properly
Clothing also helps prevent sunburn, but it plays an even more vital role in preventing frostbite. A mild winter day can still end in frostbite if your fingers and toes aren’t properly protected.
Frostbite can cause serious damage to your skin and nerves. As long as your clothing breathes enough to allow sweat to evaporate, it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. Invest in a good pair of gloves, wear knee-high wool socks, and use thin, soft layers to help you insulate without adding bulk.
Dehydration is just as dangerous in the summer as it is in the winter. Although you may sweat more in the summer, you can still sweat a lot while doing sports in the winter.
Dehydration dries out your skin and lips, leaving you feeling uncomfortable and even itchy. Properly hydrated skin also helps reduce painful chafing caused by clothes rubbing on the same skin frequently.
Use the Right Cleansing Soap
Regular bath soap can dry out your skin even worse, increasing dryness and itchiness. You need a cleansing soap that’s carefully formulated to leave your skin nourished and clean.
FaceDoctor has created two leading face and body soaps that wash away bacteria and grime without drying out your skin. Try the original FaceDoctor soap or the extra-strong FaceSurgeon soap for gentle but effective cleaning. Our soaps also moisturize and hydrate your skin. We harness the power of natural ingredients for our soaps so you can stay clean and comfortable in any weather.